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General Fiction (including literary and historical)

  • Your Pick: Selected Stories

    by V.S. Kemanis

    2019 Eric Hoffer Award, short story/anthology category

    2019 Montaigne Medal Finalist

    For fans of literary short fiction, Your Pick is the ideal introduction to the works of V.S. Kemanis. Carefully selected from the author’s four collections, the dozen stories in this volume are reader favorites. These are the stories that have resonated deepest, bringing tears and smiles, wonder and discovery. “Kemanis knows how to build ... more

  • The Orchard's Descendant

    by Anne Fricke
    Feeling she has little choice, Maggie leaves her beloved community for a century-old farmhouse in the hills of Northern California. What she finds is a dilapidated house, a barn she can’t bring herself to go into, and a mystery involving the former occupants. A daughter sent away never to be heard from again, a father dead in a snowstorm, and Daniel, the angry brother who has lived with the pain of it all for more than 70 years. Will Maggie be able to find the home she has been longing for in t... more
  • Timing the Infinite

    by Nathaniel Schmeling
    College programmer Stranger is an anxiety-ridden over-thinker who takes psychoactive drugs while contemplating the heretical philosophical gambit of techno-anarchy to Satanism. Masking this underlying nerdiness with the public persona of an alpha-male heavy drinking frat star, he's coming to age as a mixed kid whose parents were born during the Civil Rights movement; one generation removed, he is increasingly forced to confront the myths of a post-racial America. Oh, and because these daily iden... more
  • The Legacy of the Marshall Cousins: A Novel of Deceit and Noble Intentions

    by Z. A. Angell

    In 1712, a Knight of St. John and two conspirators lose sacred relics and stolen paintings during a sudden skirmish in Marseille Harbor. Unwilling to face the unpleasant consequences, the Knight and the conspirators independently accuse the Marshall cousins of multiple thefts.

    Five years later, the search for the Marshall cousins still continues and their infamy spreads to the gossip circuit in Paris.

    Young Charlotte dresses as a boy and leaves home to escape the attentions o... more

  • Beautiful as the Sky

    by K.M. del Mara
    Not every scoundrel is black to the core, nor does every saint have a heart of gold. His heart was as black as the Earl of Hell's waistcoat. Or so he believes. And so he lives, until remorse begins to dog his footsteps. One bad decision made when Rafe Mesola was a very young man colors his whole life. But would a true scoundrel feel this amount of pain? When his friends lie dead and his family deserts him, he discovers that anyone – the good, the righteous, the innocent – anyone may hav... more
  • Ouch!

    by Emily Briggs
    Dominic and his puppy Cara are inseparable, except when play gets too rough, ouch! Follow along as Dominic learns how a gentle touch can lead to wet puppy kisses and sweet baby giggles.
  • I Didn't Ask To Be Creative (Bedtime Story Children's Books for Early Readers)

    by Dontavious Pittman
    Kyle is a creative 8-year-old that loves his mom more than anything. Sometimes he pretends that his bed is a pirate ship, and other times it can be a stage for his air guitar show. But Kyle doesn't have to use his creativity to see that his mom works very hard, and has no time for play. Join Kyle as he teaches his mom a lesson or two about using her imagination.
  • The Way of Glory

    by Patricia J. Boomsma
    Cate, a teenage girl from twelfth-century England, joins her brothers and aunt on a crusade to save Jerusalem that stops in Hispania to battle the Moors. Life on a battlefield strains the family’s closeness as they confront the terror and contradictions of holy war. Cate’s dreams of sainthood change to those of a husband and children when she falls in love with a soldier, but she finds no peace even after the family settles on land taken from the Moors. Cate’s friendship with a conquered Moors s... more
  • Wobbles

    by Leah Venegas
    Who hasn’t, at one time their life, felt insecure, maybe isolated, or picked on, or teased? Wobbles is the story of a young leapfrog that had trouble early in life learning how to leap. The relentless teasing from his classmates instilled in him a sense of helplessness and a lack of confidence. Wobbles always felt alone. One day a new student befriends Wobbles and tells him about her father who grew up with issues just like him. Wobbles learns a valuable lesson from his friend’s father, and this... more
  • To the Left of Death

    by Susan Quilty
    When an elementary school teacher witnesses murder, she's left with painful memories and an inability to make peace with her experience. She now goes through the motions of daily life, sitting up night after night with her never-ending thoughts and everlasting bourbon. A return to her teenage love of drawing begins to revive her, but will her art be a salvation or a path back into the swirling mystery of that fateful day? To the Left of Death takes a first-person look at the struggle to find con... more
  • Pokeweed: An Illustrated Novella

    by Brian Tucker
    It's 1888, in Hazard, Kentucky... What will one day be known as The French-Eversole Feud (due west of the notorious Hatfields & McCoys) has ignited. Teenager Ezekiel Snopes must recover quickly from the loss of his younger sister--gunned down by a greedy feudist. He must now decide if he wants to live or die, remain at home, or, take a stand against such lawlessness in the Appalachian hills. Regardless of what he does, the feud wages on... This is a real period of American history. ... more
  • French Fries in the Park

    by JM Sheridan
    Follow along with Mrs. Moomoo and Brianna as they go on another adventure. Today the happy twosome meet a young boy named Tommy, who has autism. French Fries in the Park is a great source for discussion, whether in a classroom setting or at home, that will help children understand what autism is and how it affects some children. The storyline is simple with charming full-color illustrations on each page that will easily captivate younger children. This story encourages children to be mindful and... more
  • Massacre at Agua Caliente - A Western Tragedy

    by Craig Rainey

    Boyd Hutton is one of the most feared outlaws on the Texas Frontier. After his gang is cut down while robbing a bank that has earned the reputation it can't be robbed, he flees with young Cab Jackson across the Rio Grande into Mexico. With Texas Rangers hot on their trail, they will have to shed more blood if they are to avoid the hangman's noose. Beautiful Juliana is the apple of her father's eye - the powerful Governor of Coahuila. Her strength and courage will be put to the ult... more


    Michael is a brilliant young man dedicated to his religion, giving his life to ecclesiastical service in the church. But when his superior, Pastor Martin's tired of making no money from anointing, orchestrates a multi-million dollar swindle to get rich quick, he requires Michael's expertise in information technology. Michael is faced a choice : accept the crooked deal and become wealthy or spend his life in jail. Now, Michael's only hope is divine intervention - a miracle through prayers. As ... more
  • Voting With a Porpoise

    by Russell Glass and Sean Callahan
    Petey is a Porpoise. He has lots of good ideas. Like when he convinced his octopus friend that he'd be a great bowler. But his best idea yet was holding a vote to save the dolphin pod he's a part of. You can read about that adventure in Voting with a Porpoise.
  • Stealing Mr. Smith

    by Tanya E Williams
    “I’ve always deserved better. Nobody ever told me so. It is simply a fact I’ve always known to be true.” After surviving the loss of both her parents – one to illness and the other to abandonment – Bernice Rosin finds herself at a South Dakota orphanage that will never feel like home. Longing for a life free of poverty and misfortune, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to secure her own happily ever after no matter the cost. In 1948, a relocation west promises a life rich wit... more